With 2013 in the books and 2014 already underway, it’s time to start planning your upcoming travel for the New Year. Read on to learn where many of the world’s elite corporate and individual flyers are headed this year.
There are a multitude of options for private travel ranging from popular tourist hotspots to uncharted, offbeat locales in the US and abroad. For business or pleasure – and sometimes a little of both – the world’s private jet crowd will be heading to some very visible cosmopolitan hubs as well as a few hidden gems this year.
Here are our Top 6 Private Travel Destinations to watch for in 2014:
The Big Apple – a destination that needs no description. Known around the world as a must-see location in the United States, New York offers much in the way of sightseeing, shopping, nightlife, and its famous hustle & bustle. Private vacationers, celebrities and persons of interest of all kinds will charter jets to and from New York this year more than any other US city.
Seattle is home to many heavy hitters in the business world. A host of dot-coms, hedge funds, retail, and high-tech companies are headquartered there, including Microsoft and Amazon. While the area is filled with forward-thinking game changers, the natural beauty and the history of the place is a definitive draw. Go whale watching on the Puget Sound or visit the Space Needle. Oh, and don’t forget to stop at the original Starbucks.
Tranquility at its finest, Jackson Hole is a stunning valley in Wyoming. The area is surrounded by mountain peaks, unique rock formations and lush greenery. Jackson Lake offers the perfect punctuation to the rustic scenery. Wildlife sightings are common and relaxation is almost guaranteed.
Brazil has much to offer in 2014, perhaps more so than ever. With two big sporting events on the horizon – the Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics – Brazil will be an exciting environment for some time. Already a popular tourist destination, the country is busy preparing for a huge influx of regular tourists and soccer fans. Make sure to plan your travel to Brazil well in advance this year!
The Caribbean – US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
The Caribbean offers a wide variety of island gems, each with a unique environment to explore. Easily accessible via private jet charter, the Caribbean islands will provide you with the beach getaway of your dreams, all without bringing your passport.
St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John comprise the US Virgin islands. Their close proximity to Puerto Rico and the British Virgin islands make them a popular cruise destination but that does not change the laid back feel of the islands. Each of them has distinct characteristics and their own personal charm.
This tranquil respite from the more popular beach destinations is a welcome change to the traveler in search of relaxation.
And if you haven’t had your fill of pristine seaside beauty, head to the miles of white sandy beaches that await you in Puerto Rico.
Opportunities to shop, eat, sightsee, and enjoy local nightlife are available in Puerto Rio, but one can also find serenity and true Caribbean calm. Explore the rainforests and the inland terrain. Connect to the world around you and truly escape into paradise.
Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are a well-known string of islands to private travelers, but the Dry Tortugas are its most remote location. Charter a seaplane to access the island and explore. Camp out for the ultimate in natural vacationing and experience tranquility and a connection with Mother Nature like never before.
Think we missed a better destination that should be there on this list. What destinations are you planning to visit this year? We’d love to hear your thoughts.